We have a tree in our front yard. Usually it's swarming with hornets or filled with birds' nests. A few days ago, the kids noticed that the hornets and birds have long abandoned the tree, having been replaced by ladybugs. TONS of ladybugs.
These are just pictures of the trunk of the tree. There are ladybugs on the leaves, on the branches...everywhere.
Supposedly, ladybugs are a sign of good luck and good fortune. Really?! Could've fooled me.
If ladybugs are representative of all things good, then explain to me...
--How come at least one of my kids drops something heavy on the pinky toe of my right foot EVERY. SINGLE. FREAKIN. DAY.
--Why I was stupid enough to leave a bowl of delicious tuna salad on the counter uncovered, while our cat paced the kitchen just waiting for me to turn my back so she could devour my lunch
--How come I'm always the "mean one" because I won't let the kids eat candy 24 hours a day like Daddy does
--Why I thought letting Landon out of the shopping cart at Target while we were looking at (breakable) Christmas ornaments was a good idea
--Why I'm always "that mom" whose spawn run around the store like wild animals on crack
--How come my husband's idea of romance is to come up behind me, rub himself against my backside and say, "Do ya feel like having a German sausage for dinner?"
--Why it always seems to be my luck that as one of my kids is in my face telling me something, he sneezes so hard that his snot actually explodes all over my face
--Why did my morning have to start off with me slipping my ice cold feet into my slippers, only to find out the slippers were soaking wet. And then one of my toddlers proudly announcing, "Me peed on it", after I asked, "Okay, who spilled water on my slippers?" Of course, he wouldn't want to tell me that BEFORE I put the slippers on.
Then again, I've also heard that ladybugs are a symbol of love....which probably explains why after having a week like this, my heart is still overwhelmed with love for my rowdy, snot-infested, mischievous children, as well as my amorous yet perverted husband.
It's a good thing God sent a TON of ladybugs my way....
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